[Ed. – Zuckerberg and Facebook aren’t worthy of defense in themselves, given their treacherous and unequal treatment of conservatives. But this “international Grand Committee” is seriously creepy. It’s the nightmare of universal totalitarianism coming to life.]
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will not appear before an “international grand committee” of at least five governments investigating disinformation and election meddling, according to a letter from Facebook that was obtained by CBS News. The hearing is scheduled for November 27.
Zuckerberg initially turned down an invitation by Damian Collins, a member of British Parliament, and Bob Zimmer, a Canadian lawmaker. But he was invited again after Argentina, Australia and Ireland signed on to the joint inquiry.
The grand committee says its five governments represent 170 million Facebook users. …
More governments may sign on, according to a spokesperson for the British Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.